It was a warm summer day almost 7 years ago when I sat in my mother-in-law’s living room. My youngest was still a baby, and we were waiting for my husband to get home from work so we could go to dinner that night.
The day felt to be dragging forever, but it was too hot to go outside and do anything else, and I loved spending time at my mother-in-law’s home. That day I think I was just antsy to get out of the house for a little while.
So there I sat watching my baby boy crawl all over the living room floor and my mother-in-law sitting in her easy chair crocheting.
As the hours dragged on that day, I finally asked my mother-in-law how she learned to crochet. She told me how she had taught herself and then she offered to teach me. I was ecstatic. I wanted to learn how to crochet anyway, but that day in particular, I was anxious for anything that would help pass the time.
So she spent all afternoon trying to teach me to crochet. By the end of the afternoon, my husband walked into her home only to find us laughing hysterically because my mother-in-law swore I must be a knitter because she had never met a woman she couldn’t teach to crochet.
I look back on those memories and smile now that my mother-in-law passed away a few months ago. And it is with great joy that I get to write this article for you all. I’m going to give you a list of sites that can (hopefully) teach you how to crochet. For those that desperately want to learn this art, I urge you to.
It is a great craft, and I’ve watched my mother-in-law’s hands crochet some beautiful works of art. Hopefully, this article will help you to do the same.
Here are the websites that can guide you on learning to crochet:
1. And Sew We Craft
I love this website. Literally, I even the love the name. But they also do a great job at sharing a how-to on learning the basics of crocheting.
Plus, it is also a multi-part series which lets you know that you will get lots of detail. So if you are needing as much info as possible to learn the craft of crochet, this could be a good resource.
2. Crochet 101
The Artsy Mama gives you a three-part series on the basics of learning to crochet. Again, this is another very detailed source on learning this craft.
However, the more details the better. From my own experience, you need to know everything from certain stitches to how to hold the needle in order to enjoy this craft.
3. Crochet for Children
This is my kind of site. It is literally meant for kids which mean they break it all down so even the earliest of readers can comprehend.
Plus, they also provide helpful pictures. I am a visual person so I find those pictures invaluable. If you need a very simplistic site to learn crochet, this could be a good place to start.
4. Left Handed Crochet
This is an awesome site. It offers a great video on how to hold the yarn when you crochet. This is actually quite tricky.
Plus, it is also a great site because it is helpful to those that would like to learn to crochet but are left handed.
5. Crochet for Beginners
This site is actually a Hub page. So it is filled with all kinds of information from videos to watch, tutorials to read, and books to read as well.
However, there is one book listed that is supposed to teach you how to teach yourself to crochet strictly by visuals. If you are a visual learner, that could be very helpful for you.
6. The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Thread Crochet
Thread crochet is a little different from typical crochet as most crochet is done with yarn and not thinner thread.
However, the thread crochet makes some gorgeous and very dainty looking pieces. This guide is meant to help those begin that have no experience with crochet. It could be a great place to start if you’d like to learn this particular type of crochet.
7. Tips and Tricks for the Leftie that Wants to Crochet
This site is another very helpful site for a beginner that would like to learn the art of crocheting. Also, for the beginner that would like to learn to crochet but is a leftie.
If you fall into either of those categories, then you might want to give this tutorial a quick glance for some helpful tips to get started.
8. How to Do Simple Crochet
This website is a great tutorial for the beginner that would like to learn simple crochet techniques. I love how it includes everything down to what certain abbreviations mean on patterns.
So if you need to learn everything from start to finish, this site could be very beneficial for you.
9. How to Make a Single Stitch
This is an actual tutorial video. It would be great for those that need step by step visual training in real time.
If you’ve read a lot of blogs and still can’t quite figure crochet out, then give this video tutorial a glance. It might help.
10. The Double Crochet Stitch
This is another tutorial that shows beginners how to do certain basic stitches. This particular tutorial is to do a double crochet stitch.
So if that sounds like something you need to know or would like to know, then you might want to give this tutorial a glance.
11. The Right Handed Beginner’s Course
This site is awesome for the righty that needs to learn to crochet. It offers videos and tutorials. It also offers the same in a left handed version.
So this tutorial covers everyone in a very detailed manner. If you need help this could be a great resource for you.
12. Hopeful Honey Video Tutorial
This is actually a set of YouTube video tutorials that have been created by a person who crochets. That way you can watch how to make different stitches via video instead of pictures.
So if you prefer visual training that you can rewind as many times as needed, this could be a good option for you.
13. The Absolute Beginner’s Video Course
If you are an absolute beginner to crocheting, then this tutorial is for you! The name says so. Plus, it is also offered in video format which makes learning a difficult craft a little easier.
So if you need a detailed visual via video to teach you how to crochet, then don’t look much further. This site could be it.
14. The Crocheting Basics
The same woman that runs this site, also runs the YouTube channel I had mentioned above. She clearly knows what she’s doing if she can vlog and blog about crocheting.
So if you need a site that you can turn to in order to learn all kinds of different stitches, then you might really enjoy this blog.
15. Maybe Matilda
This is a great site that offers a lot of different crochet techniques. You can learn to chain stitch, single crochet, and turn your work.
So if you would like to learn these important parts of crocheting, then this site could probably help you out with that.
16. 12 Crochet Stitches for Beginners
You name the stitch and this site probably has a link to it. It is filled with multiple tutorials on all things crocheting.
So if you are a newbie to the world of crochet, then this site is should be very helpful in getting your feet wet.
17. Getting Started Crocheting for Beginner’s
For me, getting started was the hardest part with crocheting. I struggled with the yarn, how to hold the needle, and all of the basic stuff.
So I can say with full confidence, that you will need to learn to master these basics or crocheting could prove quite difficult for you.
18. SimplyDaisy Crochet Guide
This crochet guide is for absolute beginners. It is also in video tutorial form. Therefore, it should make learning to crochet a little easier.
So if you need visuals and the simplicity of a video tutorial vs. a blog post, then this could be a good choice for you.
19. Basic Stitches in Crochet
Let’s say you have some of the basics down for crochet. You aren’t still struggling to hold the needle and the yarn at the same time (like me!)
But you still need help to master some of the basic crochet stitches. Well, then look no further than this blog. They have quite a few tutorials that could help you.
20. Easy Beginner Patterns
This site offers great crochet video tutorials and a crochet cheat sheet. The cheat sheet places the abbreviations, what it means, and how to perform the stitch (plus a visual of the stitch) all on one sheet.
So if you are a beginner that is trying to craft while figuring things out, then you might find this site helpful.
21. Arm Knitting
Okay, arm knitting isn’t the same thing as crocheting. But I had to throw something in here for those that just flat out struggle with crochet. It is a beautiful craft but isn’t one that should be taken for granted. It takes skill to learn it.
So if you are really struggling with crochet, here is a helpful tutorial to help you to still be crafty but in a different way.
22. Lisa NeedleCrafts
This video tutorial is recommended as a great video tutorial for those that have never crocheted before. Visuals always help me so I try to share them as much as I can on these blog posts.
So if you are a visual learner, then definitely check out this video tutorial on how to crochet for beginners.
23. How to Get Straight Edges
This crochet tutorial is offering multiple crochet tips. The biggest is how to get straight edges every time you crochet.
So if you’d like to learn how to keep your crochet project neat and tidy looking, then you’ll want to check out this tutorial.
24. How to Read a Crochet Pattern
Part of learning to crochet is also learning to read a pattern. It doesn’t do you any good to be able to create different stitches if you can’t follow a pattern to create something.
So that is where this tutorial comes in handy. It shows you how to read and understand a crochet pattern.
25. Beginner Crochet Patterns
So you may have learned new stitches. You have the basics of crochet down. You’ve even learned how to read a pattern.
But now are uncertain where to start on an actual project. This site has a list of multiple patterns and designs that are great for beginners.
Well, now you are ready to start learning to crochet. You have multiple sites that should be able to get you started, sites with patterns, and sites that teach you how to read patterns.